Councilors have joined the family of former Mayor of Cambridge Nigel Gawthrop to officially celebrate the naming of 14 new councils in his honour.
Mr Gawthrope died suddenly on holiday in 2019 and Cambridge Investment Partnership held a ribbon-cutting event at Nigel Gawthrope Court, Akeman Street, in the presence of his wife Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood, his mother Shirley, his sister Amanda and his brother Nick, along with other councilors and councilors. CIP team.
Cllr Gawthrope Wood said: “I am honored that Cambridge City Council and the CIP have decided to name Nigel Gawthrope Court after my husband who grew up in Cambridge – first living near Arbury and later at King’s Hedges.
“I miss him very much, but this is an everlasting memory of his love for Cambridge, his public service, socialist principles, and the importance of providing quality council houses.”
Cllr Gerri Bird, Housing Executive Council Member and CIP Board Member, said: “We are truly honored to be here to fondly remember Nigel and name one of our first partnership developments after him. I have so many wonderful memories of working with him and speaking on behalf of the entire Council to say he is sadly missing.” .
The old building has been replaced by 14 new homes, consisting of eight one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom maisonettes, along with three retail units and a new community centre.
The tiny homes by Mole Architects are designed above a community center and retail space. A communal courtyard garden to the rear separates the two buildings with a further eight flats to the rear of the site. A new coffee shop will also be opening soon.
Tom Hill, Managing Director of The Hill Group, said: “As partner in delivering this important development for Cambridge, we have been deeply honored to attend the official naming of Nigel Gawthrope Court, a moving tribute to the late Chancellor’s contributions to the community. It was a humbling experience to see his family and colleagues present. , including his widow, who continues to serve the city as a councillor.
“We are very proud to have partnered with Cambridge City Council to provide much needed homes for the community here, and hope that the naming of this development will serve as a lasting symbol of the late Chancellor’s commitment to public service and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of residents.
“Nigel Gawthrope’s legacy will continue to inspire us as we work to create vibrant and thriving communities for generations to come.”
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